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Downtown Des Moines is Heating Up with These 5 Events This Week

Five Things to Do

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is heating up this week, with several hot events you just can’t miss: A Broadway show, a country concert, NCAA® March Madness® and more — right here in Downtown DSM! Check it out!

Iowa Wild Postgame Concert with Russell Dickerson

Saturday, March 11 | Wells Fargo Arena
The puck drops at 6 p.m. with the Iowa Wild taking on the Manitoba Moose in Downtown DSM. Stay for the experience following the game with country artist Russell Dickerson taking the stage. Admission to the concert is included with admission to the hockey match. Some of Dickerson’s chart-topping hits include “Blue Tacoma,” “Every Little Thing” and “Love You Like I Used To.”

Iowa Wolves vs. Birmingham Squadron

Monday, March 13 | Wells Fargo Arena
This week’s game celebrates Women’s History Month presented by Principal. Special jerseys will be available for auction during and after the game, with proceeds benefiting a local nonprofit. Gameplay starts at 7 p.m. in Downtown DSM.


Tuesday, March 14 – Sunday, March 19 | Des Moines Civic Center
This witty, bold and fun Broadway show tells the tale of a pivotal moment in the history of the United States, as two dozen of our Founding Fathers work to settle their differences to define the future of our nation. The highly talented cast reflects multiple representations of race, gender and ethnicity. “You may never think about our country — who we are and why — the same way again.”

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball – 1st and 2nd Rounds

Thursday, March 16 & Saturday, March 18 | Wells Fargo Arena
All roads lead to Downtown DSM, and that includes the road to the Final Four® this March! Drake University hosts the first and second rounds of the NCAA® March Madness® tournament. Although general public access is sold out, tickets can still be purchased through NCAA’s Ticket Exchange®. Check in for more information about Open Practice Day, the Fan Fest, watch locations around DSM and more coming soon!

Hoops & Hops

Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18 | Cowles Commons
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness in style — rain or shine! At this free event, watch the NCAA action inside a heated tent, along with nearby food trucks, basketball courts, live music and beverages provided by the Iowa Craft Beer Tent and Iowa Spirits Bar.

For these upcoming events and more, find tips on Downtown Des Moines (DSM) parking and navigation. For additional upcoming events, visit the Downtown DSM events calendar. Plus, follow @downtownDSMUSA on Instagram for more epic, things-you-just-can’t-miss happening around Downtown.

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